Authorities investigating after bodies of missing elderly couple found in car

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BAKERSVILLE, Ohio- Police confirmed the bodies of a missing elderly couple were found Thursday inside their burned-out car about 15-20 miles from their home in Tuscarawas County. The car belonging to Doyle and Lillian Chumney was located earlier Thursday on County Road 244 in Bakersville. The car was found about a half-mile up the desolate dirt road.

The bodies of Doyle and Lillian Chumney were found in their car in Bakersville, about 15-20 miles from their Strasburg home in Tuscarawas County

 

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office said Doyle, 88, and Lillian, 79, were last heard from at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. The couple was supposed to pick up their son to take him to the airport on Wednesday, but never showed.

Strasburg Police Chief Robert Kutcher said the Chumneys’ daughter went to their house in Strasburg at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to find the door open and the place ransacked and their car gone.

Local, county and state authorities, along with BCI agents, are investigating.

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